They say a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. And what better way to spend the day than with some pancakes, eggs and a mimosa or two? Long Islanders heading to brunch won’t be disappointed in Rockville Centre. Start your week off right and brunch at any of these perfect RVC brunch spots.
Brunch Better in Garden City
The Flour Shoppe Café
Known for its cozy atmosphere and delicious breakfast food, this self-serve café makes for the perfect Sunday brunch spot. Whether you’re into sweet or savory, there are a plethora of options for everyone. Think a buttermilk biscuit egg sandwich, banana crumb pancakes and a raisin walnut tartine. Diners also receive a lot of bang for their buck, as the portions are large, but the prices are not. Address: 486 Sunrise Highway | Phone: 516-536-2253 Click to eat
“Ignite your taste buds” at the Bonefish Grill. Perceived as a generic chain restaurant, diners assure it is anything but. It has a vibrant atmosphere, attentive staff and a menu that’s lengthier than most brunch spots. Don’t miss out on the three types of eggs Benedict, including the highly recommended bang bang shrimp made with a toasted English muffin, crispy shrimp, poached eggs, green onions and spicy Hollandaise sauce. Address: 340 Sunrise Highway | Phone: 516-766-1238 Click to eat
Described as a “gem,” this quaint French bistro is popular among those catching up with friends or celebrating a special occasion. Chat Noir features an extensive tea and brunch menu with customers raving about the eggs Benedict crepe, quiches and avocado BLT on a croissant. Pair the meal with one of more than a dozen teas like French vanilla chai, hot cinnamon spice or white peach. Address: 230 Merrick Road | Phone: 516-208-8521 Click to eat
This contemporary cantina isn’t your typical brunch spot. Think morning favorites with a Mexican twist. It features everything from avocado toast (multigrain toast, fresh guacamole, sunny-side up egg, roasted corn, black beans, cilantro, queso fresco and potato chorizo hash) to churro waffles. The cozy atmosphere, polite staff and a DJ spinning from 11am to 4pm have made Mesita a popular brunch stop. Address: 212 Merrick Road | Phone: 516-282-9900 Click to eat
The Parlay family offers an experience full of hospitality, great service and delicious food. They pride themselves on using unique and fresh ingredients. From several pancake options and traditional eggs Benedict to a fried chicken sandwich and a pretzel flight, there is something for every type of foodie. Address: 210 Merrick Road | Phone: 516-442-2600 Click to eat